Coming to Corofin, the Connacht Sheep Shearing Championships, with open competitions in junior, intermediate senior, open and blade shearing with an u-18 hand shearing final also. This open competition will attract competitors from all over Ireland,and some travelling from UK. Over 1,000 sheep will be shorn on the day, so come and see the speed and skills of some of the top shearers in the country. Click here for contact information


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We are thrilled to announce details of the Connacht Sheep Shearing Festival featuring the Connacht Sheep Shearing Championships 2017. This year, the festival will be held in Corofin, Co. Galway, in an agricultural village in North Galway conveniently located just off the NI7 between Galway city and Tuam town on Sunday May 21st, 2017. This promises to be one of the largest events the region has ever seen as this is the 2nd largest show in Connacht on an annual basis. The day itself will include a number of Connacht finals in sheep shearing, sheep show with various categories and dog show.

We are aiming to run the largest tractor run seen in Connacht which will leave from Corofin village at 11 am that morning. There will also a major food emporium and trade stands showcasing the finest products from the West of Ireland plus entertainment for all the family with baking competitions, bonny baby show, amusements and fun games. The Connacht Shearing Festival is a large annual agricultural event with a huge following of shearers, spectators and associated businesses attending from all over Ireland and UK. to enjoy this wonderful family event. Details of the Connacht Sheep Shearing Festival schedule of events will be updated regularly on Facebook and Twitter.


Our Sponsors


CONNACHT SHEEP SHOW KINDLY SPONSORED BY BIMEDA
CONNACHT DOG SHOW KINDLY SPONSORED BY REDMILLS
SHOW PENS KINDLY SPONSORED BY CORMAC


Frank Collins
TRACTOR RUN SPONSOR

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Price List

General Admission

Adults: €10

Under 12s: FREE

Contact Information

Shearing Contact
Peter's Phone: 087 203 8294

Trade Stall Contact
Noreen's Phone: 087 202 2612

Tractor Run Contact
Barry's Phone: 087 941 6363

Mail: connachtshearing2017@gmail.com